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Euonymus japonicus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dwarf Japanese euonymus (var. 'Microphyllus', Japanese euonymus
Cultivar(s):
'Microphyllus'
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and moderately salt spray tolerant; susceptible to euonymus scale; withstands heavy pruning. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Description:
Deciduous or evergreen shrub with leaves opposite and simple; flowers small, 4-parted, greenish maroon; fruit a reddish, pink, ivory to yellow capsule splitting and showing orange-red seeds; var. 'Microphyllus' is dwarf variety, used for edging, border (2 to 3' height)
Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, waxy, lustrous, dark green leaves; 1-3 in. long
Flower:
Greenish white flowers; vinegary smell; pinkish capsule with orange seeds in fall
Zones:
7 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to shade; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense, oval mound; stiff
Poison Part:
All parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions
Toxic Principle:
Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in mixed deciduous forests and low woodlands; weedy in disturbed areas around houses and buildings; land
Width:
5-6 ft.
Tags:
salt tolerant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1550

Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus' E. japonicus in landscape
Photo by wallygrom, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Euonymus japonicus Variegated E. japonicus
Photo by mauroguanandi, CC BY - 2.0